arteriomalacia

ar·te·ri·o·ma·la·ci·a

(ar-tēr'ē-ō-mă-lā'shē-ă),
Softening of the arteries.
[arterio- + G. malakia, softness]

arteriomalacia

A near-extinct term for the softening of arteries due to necrosis; i.e., arterial necrosis, necrotizing arteritis.
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Alternate terms for some of the lesions might include atheromatous arteriomalacia or atheromatous arteriopathy.